Sugar Hunter: The Best Love Songs of Chara

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Sugar Hunter: The Best Love Songs of Chara
Chara sugarhunter.jpg
Greatest hits album by Chara
Released September 5, 2007
Recorded 1991-2002
Genre Alternative pop, trip hop, downtempo, R&B
Length 2:03:59
Label Sony Music Japan
Producer Chara
Chara chronology
Union
(2007)Union2007
Sugar Hunter
(2007)
Honey
(2008)Honey2008

Sugar Hunter: The Best Love Songs of Chara (シュガー・ハンター・ザ・ベスト・ラブ・ソングズ・オブ・チャラ?, Shugā Hantā za Besuto Rabu Songuzu obu Chara) is a greatest hits album by Chara, featuring her Sony material, which was released on September 5, 2007.[1] It debuted at #14 on the Japanese Oricon album charts, and charted in the top 300 for 12 weeks.[2] It eventually sold 65,328 copies.

The album was released to coincide with the 10 year anniversary of her million selling album, Junior Sweet. It was also released seven months after her comeback album under Universal, Union. Two versions of the album was released: a limited edition 2CD+DVD set, as well as a regular 2-CD set. The DVD featured 18 of Chara's Sony era music videos.

Track listing[edit]

Disc Sweet: A Sweet Love Song Collection
No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Shimashima no Bambi (しましまのバンビ?, Striped Bambi)" Chara Chara Towa Tei 3:30
2. "Yasashii Kimochi (やさしい気持ち?, Kind Feelings)" Chara Chara Zentarō Watanabe 3:29
3. "Lemon Candy (レモンキャンディ?)" Chara Yasuyuki Okamura Shinichi Igarashi, Yukio Nagoshi, Kiyoshi Takakuwa, Ken'ichi Shirane, Chara 3:52
4. "Milk (ミルク?)" Chara Chara, Ashley Ingram Ashley Ingram 3:52
5. "Ai no Jibaku Sōchi (愛の自爆装置?, Love Suicide Bombing Gear)" Chara Chara, U-Ske Asada U-Ske Asada 4:36
6. "Koi o Shita (恋をした?, I'm in Love)" Chara Chara, Peter Lorimer Peter Lorimer 5:09
7. "Taisetsu o Kizuku Mono (大切をきずくもの?, Things That Make You Mean More to Me)" Chara Chara Yukio Nagoshi 4:50
8. "Happy Toy" Chara Chara, Zentarō Watanabe Zentarō Watanabe 5:01
9. "Ōki na Jishin ga Kitatte (大きな地震がきたって?, Even If There's a Great Earthquake)" Chara Chara U-Ske Asada 5:04
10. "Duca" Chara Chara, Shinichi Igarashi Aurora Band 3:58
11. "Skirt (Album Version) (スカート?)" Chara James Iha James Iha, Andy Chase 5:16
12. "Tiny Tiny Tiny" Chara Chara CUB 5:54
13. "Junior Sweet" Chara Chara, Shinichi Osawa Shinichi Osawa 6:27
Total length: 65:52
Disc Bitter: A Bitter Love Song Collection
No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Swallowtail Butterfly (Ai no Uta) (あいのうた?, Love Song)" (Yen Town Band) Shunji Iwai, Takeshi Kobayashi, Chara Takeshi Kobayashi Takeshi Kobayashi 4:48
2. "Break These Chain" Chara Chara U-Ske Asada 5:39
3. "Tsuki to Amai Namida (月と甘い涙?, The Moon and Sweet Tears)" Chara Chara Zentarō Watanabe 4:57
4. "Time Machine (タイムマシーン?)" Chara Chara, Yukio Nagoshi, Hideki Yoshimura Hoppy Kamiyama, Yukio Nagoshi 6:06
5. "Sweet" Chara Chara, U-Ske Asada U-Ske Asada 4:41
6. "Are wa ne (あれはね?, Is That Right)" Chara Chara David Motion 5:33
7. "70% (Yūgure no Uta) (70%—夕暮れのうた?, 70% (Evening Song))" Chara Chara, Zentarō Watanabe Zentarō Watanabe 4:10
8. "Tsumibukaku Aishite yo (罪深く愛してよ?, Love Me Guiltily (Love Me Sinfully))" Chara Chara, U-Ske Asada U-Ske Asada 5:08
9. "Atashi Nande Dakishimetai n darou? (あたしなんで抱きしめたいんだろう??, Why Do I Wanna Hug Him?)" Chara Kohey Tsuchiya Zentarō Watanabe 4:40
10. "Heaven" Chara, U-Ske Asada Chara, U-Ske Asada U-Ske Asada 4:46
11. "Hatsukoi (初恋?, First Love)" Chara Chara Hoppy Kamiyama, Chara 4:41
12. "Violet Blue" Chara Chara U-Ske Asada 6:09
Total length: 61:17

Japan Sales Rankings[edit]

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
September 5, 2007 Oricon Daily Albums Chart 11
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 14 20,113 65,328 12 weeks
Oricon Yearly Albums Chart 185

Various charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
First Week Sales
Soundscan Album Top 20[3] (CD+DVD version only) 14 18,649

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